Guest Author - Kimberly Williamson
Thereís no question that makeup can help to improve looks. It can emphasize our best features. It can also conceal flaws. But for the best makeup application, healthy skin is a must.
While makeup may still have some benefits those with dry skin, wrinkles, acne, and other skin problems, they wonít get the best results without proper skin care. In the worst cases, applying makeup may even emphasize skin flaws.
So what can be done to improve the skin? It starts with caring for overall health. The skin is part of the body. Therefore the same practices that lead to a healthy body also lead to a healthy complexion.
Drink Plenty of Water
Skip the soda and opt for drinking water. The benefits of drinking enough water are numerous. One of those benefits is healthier looking skin. Water is essential to good health so itís no wonder that it can help the complexion. Those who donít get enough water may end up with a dehydrated skin that looks dry and unhealthy. Over time, dehydrated skin may even appear to age more rapidly.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Eating a nutritious diet including lean fruits and vegetables is also a must for beautiful skin. If youíre not sure what constitutes a nutritious diet, talk to your doctor, a nutritionist or a dietitian. Many countries offer websites containing free nutritional information for their citizens. Alternatively, the World Health Organization maintains detailed information on proper nutrition on their website.
By now most people know how important exercise is for good health. Itís also important to maintaining healthy skin. Those who want to begin an exercise program should always get the go-ahead from their doctor before they start working out.
See a Doctor
Aside from regular visits to a primary care physician, those who suffer from problems with their skin could benefit from consulting a dermatologist or a doctor specializing in cosmetic procedures for the skin. A doctor may be able to help with problems like acne, rosacea, and other skin conditions.
Makeup looks best on a healthy, clear complexion so itís important to take care of the skin. Because the skin is a reflection of inner health, taking care of the skin involves the same practices necessary to take care of the body. Proper nutrition, exercise, drinking plenty of water, and seeing a doctor when necessary can help.